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Implementation Tools

Implementing PREA in Your Facility or Program

While the PREA law directly relates to Residential and Detention services for DJJ, all employees, contractors, juveniles and volunteers must have a clear understanding that DJJ strictly prohibits any type of sexual relationship with an individual under supervision.  DJJ considers such a relationship to be a serious breach of the standards of employee conduct and contract compliance. These relationships will not be tolerated.

All new contracts, amended contracts or renewed contracts shall include the contracting entity’s obligation to adopt and comply with the PREA Standards for any confinement services provided on behalf of DJJ. Contracted providers will be subject to PREA audits, including contract monitoring, to ensure compliance with PREA Standards.

The following tools will assist a facility or program in implementing the PREA Standards:

Other Staff Training Resources

  • LBGTQ Presentation:  This 20-minute slideshow presentation (which requires Microsoft® PowerPoint®) provides staff with information about youth who identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, or questioning/queer.  Special attention is given to youth who identify as transgender.  This presentation meets PREA Standard .331 requirements for LGBTQ training.
  • Cross-Gender and Transgender Pat Searches: This video is intended to provide guidance to staff on how to perform cross-gender and transgender pat searches to meet the PREA standard 115.315 requirement.Cross-Gender and Transgender Pat Searches

Getting Ready for an Audit

All facilities covered under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards must be audited at least every three years to be considered compliant with the PREA standards.  At least one-third of each facility type operated by an agency, or private organization on behalf of an agency, must be audited each year. These include juvenile justice facilities such as detention centers and residential programs.

The following are required documents for each facility to complete prior to an audit.